The Mighty Celt Premiere
Posted at 2:09 PM (PST) on Friday, January 14, 2005

The Mighty Celt will premiere at the 55th Berlin Film Festival.

Jan 14, 2005 Press Release:
Programme of the Kinderfilmfest / 14plus for the 55th Berlinale - Pilot Project with Berlin’s Schools

Another festival highlight will be the opening of the Berlinale’s youth film competition 14plus with actor Florian Lukas at the Zoo Palast on February 12, 2005. 14plus will start off by screening Voces Inocentes from Mexico, a politically explosive work in which director Luis Mandoki focuses on child soldiers in El Salvador during the 1980s.

Violence, such as it confronts young people in their private lives and society, is an issue throughout the programme. The vast majority of films viewed by the selection committee do not romanticize childhood or youth. The Kinderfilmfest has no intention of ignoring this tendency and sees this year’s programme as encouragement to take an exact look at things. The brave and self confident way in which young people deal with bare reality in most of the films is reassuring and has a lasting effect.

From Great Britain:
My Summer of Love by Pawel Pawlikowski / 14plus

From Great Britain/Ireland:
The Mighty Celt by Pearse Elliott / 14plus

From Japan:
Hana & Alice by Shunji Iwai / 14plus

From Mexico:
Voces Inocentes (Innocent Voices) by Luis Mandoki / 14plus

From Sweden:
Norrthon and Emil Larsso / 14plus

From Sweden/Finland:
Populärmusik från Vittula (Popular Music) by Reza Bagher / 14plus

From Sweden/Norway:
Falla Vackert (Falling Beauty) by Lena Hanno Clyne / 14plus

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